Top 10 Skin Care Tips

Top 10 Perfect Skin Care Tips

Here are 10 tips for keeping your skin healthy, looking and feeling at it’s very best

1. Know Your Skin Type – there are five types of skin: oily, normal, sensitive, dry and combination skin. Most skin care products will cater for a particular type of skin. Using the incorrect product for your skin, wastes both time and money, however, more importantly, it could also harm your skin.

2. Drink Pleanty of Water – your body needs at least 2 litres of water every day. This amount of water allows your body to properly flush out toxins. Allowing toxins to build up in your body also allows them to build up in your skin. Drinking plenty of water will help to keep your skin clear.

3. Cleanse Daily – cleansing daily helps to remove makeup, impurities, dust and grime keeping your skin free from pollutants it has been exposed to throughout the day.  Water should be lukewarm. Extreme hot or cold can irritate your skin and lead to dryness.

4. Be Gentle – when cleansing, be gentle. Make sure your aren’t scrubbing or exfoliating too hard. Exfoliate two to three times a week. If your skin is sensitive,  exfoliate only twice a week at most.

5. Moisturise – we do not don’t want our skin to get too dry, however, we don’t want it over oily either. Limit showers to no more than 10 minutes, any longer could actually rob skin of its natutural oils and moisture. When you emerge from the shower, pat your body dry gently.  Use moisturisers or lotions immediately after showering or bathing, preferably while the skin is still slightly damp.

6. Simple – NO SOAP. Soap has no place on your face, it is too harsh and can cause many issues from over dry to extremely oily.

7. SPF – Sunscreen should be used daily to protect your skin from  harmful UVA and UVB rays. Overexposure to the sun without proper protection can cause sun or age spots, pigmentation and wrinkles. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Overexposure to the sun’s UVB rays can cause skin cancer, which makes this one of the most important skin care tips.  Take a vitamin D supplement if you feel you are not absorbing enough sun.

8. Exercise and Rest – enough exercise and proper amounts of sleep are important to your skin care, and your health as a whole.  Regular exercise and getting enough sleep can ward off wrinkles, and can also help to relieve stress.

9. Keep an Eye on Your Skin – you need to monitor your skin for any issues that may develop over time. If you have a lighter skin tone, freckles, or moles, you may be more susceptible to problems. You may also want to treat any age spots, sun spots or hyper pigmentation that may develop to avoid more severe problems later in life.

10. Stay Stress Free –  take time to de-stress.  Not only does this help you maintain your sanity, you will have less skin issues to add to your list of  worries. Stress can and does cause spots, dry or even oily skin.

These are just 10 skin care tips that are important to remember to help maintain a fresh healthy skin. If you have skin or body care issues we are able to offer advice and or treatments to help solve those problems. Treat your skin well and you will truly enhance your outer beauty.

My Body Essentials provide laser skin treatment in Peterborough. Call us today to find out how we can help improve your complexion.

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